Santa Cruz Island

May 31, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we anchored in Academy Bay in the south end of Santa Cruz Island, we spent all day on this island and here we had the chance to see Galapagos giant tortoises in captivity at the Fausto Llerena rearing center. During the afternoon we got to see wild tortoises in their natural habitat. Our day on Santa Cruz also let us have time to enjoy a bit of the island´s lifestyle and our guests had time to contribute to the local economy by getting some of the handcrafts on the town´s shops.

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Gilda Gonzalez


Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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